RE: balance of strength
well of course if you count deads, i recently dropped benching for dips because ive heard good things... and i like the open kinetic chain aspect of them. its just i cant chin nearly the weight i dip so i was just wondering, cause i heard you should keep your row strength about the same as your bench, or try to anyway. was wondering if that applied to dips/chins too is all. I just feel that dips are a more practical exercise over bench because you have to have a bench to push off of and dips obviously dont.